Malcolm Smith

Inside linebacker Zachary Orr's retirement leaves Ravens with another personnel hole to fill

Inside linebacker Zachary Orr's retirement leaves Ravens with another personnel hole to fill

The prevailing thought among the Ravens players, coaches and front-office executives who attended inside linebacker Zachary Orr’s news conference, where he announced he will retire from football because of a significant spinal cord condition, was the health and well-being of a 24-year-old who still has a long and productive life ahead of him.

But from a football perspective, Orr’s decision does add another position of need to a team that already has a long list of concerns in the offseason.

Many experts agree that the Ravens lack talent and/or depth at center, cornerback, outside linebacker, safety and wide receiver. Inside linebacker was considered to be...

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